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News | Nov. 2, 2016

Air Force holds off Navy surge; Army dominates Marine Corps to wrap up day two

By Armed Forces Sports Armed Forces Sports

Air Force and Army remain undefeated after day two of the 2016 Armed Forces Men’s Basketball Championship at the Barber Fitness Center at MCB Quantico, Virginia on November 2nd.

Air Force led for most of the game despite several surges by the Navy. Air Force Senior Airman Jahmal Lawson of Aviano Air Base, Italy scored team best 19 points as 1st Lt. William Kammerer of Eglin AFB, Florida pulled in 14 rebounds. 

Navy’s Petty Officer 3rd Class Derrick Sumpter of the U.S. Coast Guard (Maryland Sector) led day-two scoring with 26-points.

Army Spc. Mamadou Seck of Fort Stewart, Georgia once again leads Army with 21 points as Army drops the Marine Corps 107-63.

Army stayed in command of the game from the beginning and didn’t look back.  

Air Force and Army will face each other on day-three.  Air Force is hoping to defend their Armed Forces title for the ninth-straight time.  

The 2016 Armed Forces Championship format consists of double round robin play, where each team faces one another twice for seeding.  The top two best records will face one another in the championship match to claim the 2016 Armed Forces crown.